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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 10 2017

The recurring theme in Otherworld Theatre's new steampunk, glam droogie-styled adventure-fantasy: big. Big cast, big performances, big cinematic soundtrack, and a sprawling mythology of political and military factions built around a big ol' retrofuturistic metropolis hovering above 1930s America. An all-female squadron of bounty hunters navigates the skies, literal and diplomatic, after a rogue flyer declares war on a corrupt caste-system-based government. Does it all fit onstage? Sort of. Nick Izzo's story and dialogue nod to classic sci-fi novels and comic books, and Tiffany Keane-Schaefer's two-and-a-half-hour production often feels blocked and edited for a summer blockbuster movie. But there's an indisputable LARP enthusiasm to The Rogue Aviator, along with plenty of creative world building for genre fans to sink their teeth into. —Dan Jakes

Price: $20 suggested donation

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